|Windmap - Ian MacGowan - Ian MacGowan|
Linear Obsessional is delighted to present this daring and extraordinary solo album by the acclaimed Irish trumpeter Ian MacGowan (previously known as Ian Smith). Windmap is 40 minutes of improvisation recorded at the musician's home - a bravura performance in which MacGowan runs the instrument through a an amazing sequence of techniques exploring every aspect of the possibilities of sound production - from virtuosic upper register flurries with mute, extreme lower register rumbles and breathtak...
Keywords: free improvisation; solo improvisation; trumpet; flugelhorn; Ian MacGowan; Linear Obsessional
|Tone Chambers-Richard Sanderson and Skitter - bagrec|
Melodeon Improvisations and process between London and Glasgow. "Tone Chambers" is the first release on Linear Obsessional Recordings. This piece started as a series of improvisations for melodeon (diatonic button accordion) played by Richard in London and Liam in Glasgow. The recordings were then processed and reprocessed as sound files were sent back and forth - The near 20 minutes of "Tone Chambers" is the final edit by Liam, and consists of a kind of hyper-mix of the recordings which takes y...
Keywords: melodeon; improv; free improvisation; noise; netlabel
Downloads: 49 (1 review)
|Bottles - Clive Pearman and Richard Sanderson - Clive Pearman and Richard Sanderson|
This album is the second collection of remakes and treatments of improvisations recorded with one microphone in Balham on the 23rd December 2011. The source material was taken away and mixed, edited and processed by the two performers individually. It is the follow up album to "Corks" which was released by Linear Obsessional on the 11th February 2012. No further volumes will be issued. credits released 04 March 2012 Clive Pearman plays guitar, resonator guitar, banjo, ukulele, paper, melodica an...
Keywords: improvisation; acoustic; resonator guitar; melodeon; free improv
|Corks - Clive Pearman and Richard Sanderson - Clive Pearman and Richard Sanderson|
These tracks were compiled from acoustic improvisations recorded with one microphone in Balham on the 23rd December 2011. The tracks were taken away and mixed, edited and processed by the two performers individually. Part Two - "Bottles" will be released later in the year. credits released 11 February 2012 "Harmoperc" "Corridor" "Paper" and "Halfhorse" were edited and mixed by Richard Sanderson in Redcar...
Keywords: improvisation; acoustic; resonator guitar; melodeon; free improv
|A Wee Dug Stole A Haddy Bone - Pibroch Viola Improvisations - Ivor Kallin - Ivor Kallin|
The viola improvisations are inspired by the classical Scottish pibroch bagpipe tradition, with the vocal canntaireachd, accompanying the melody, if you can call it that. In the style of George Benson or Tristan Honsinger, you might say. The recordings are live, either from Smoo Cave near Durness, or in my pre-decorated bedroom, I can't quite remember, but date from February 2012. -Ivor Kallin released 02 March 2012 Viola, Voice - Ivor Kallin Recorded February 2012 Cover Photograph by Rob Anderm...
Keywords: viola; free improvisation; bagpipes; scottish; experimental
|Air Buttons - Richard Sanderson - Richard Sanderson|
"Air Buttons" is an album of improvisations for melodeon and electronics. Download includes a PDF booklet of notes and images. Richard Sanderson- Melodeon, Footpedals ElectronIcs, Wind-Up Gramophone, Contact Microphone, Field Recordings. These pieces were recorded at home in Hither Green, usually on Friday afternoons when the housework was done and before the kids came back from school. As with my previous album of melodeon improvisations the instrument was recorded in three different ways - usi...
Keywords: melodeon; button accordion; experimental; improvisation; free improvisation; Linear Obsessional; free improv; electro acoustic; squeezebox
|Tulse Hill - Hannah Marshall - Hannah Marshall|
Linear Obsessional is delighted to present a new album by London based improvising cellist Hannah Marshall. "Tulse Hill" is a series of improvisations on a cello with the strings de-tuned to new pitches. This makes different resonances and creates pleasing tone relationships between the open strings. I first started playing in this way while working with a movement artist Nikki Tomlinson on a piece performed in Spitalfields church in May 2009...
Keywords: cello; free improv; improvisation; experimental; London; micro-tonal; field recordings
|Gardening - Steve Moyes - Steve Moyes|
Gardening is a collection of solo acoustic guitar improvisations, performed and recorded by Steve Moyes in the back garden at his home in Gillingham, Kent, England, during the Spring of 2012. Equipment used: 2 acoustic guitars (one of which is broken), baby knife, hand-held mini fan, 45 rpm record (A Chill At Dawn by Barney Bigard and his Orchestra). Occasionally both guitars were played at once (one with each hand)...
Keywords: acoustic guitar; guitar; free improv; field recording; improvisation; noise
|The Prejudices of History - Mark Browne - Mark Browne|
British sound artist, saxophonist and noise maker Mark Browne follows up his 2012 album "Malapert and Erratic" with this EP- featuring improvisations on percussion, bowed guitar, thigh bone and saxophone recorded on the evening of the 7th December 2013. "The Prejudices Of History" Or as I remain pleased with part 1, "Malapert and Erratic part 2" Over the years I have become increasingly aware of what I do as a musician and the need to at least appear to conform to some ideal whether real or imag...
Keywords: free improvisation; thigh bone; experimental; saxophone; percussion; Mark Browne; Linear Obsessional
|Malapert and Erratic - Mark Browne - Mark Browne|
"Malapert and Erratic" Or "a peculiar use of language" (Notes taken from PDF booklet available with download) Current Obsessions When approached to put together a release for Linear Obsessional I initially considered providing a long structured solo soprano saxophone piece. This would have excluded the greater part of my current activity and interest. In particular my aspiration to remove performance completely and publish little instructions on the re-creation and manipulation of sound experien...
Keywords: Experimental; noise; improvisation; free improv; saxophone; guitar; field recordings; percussion; avant garde
Downloads: 168 (1 review)
|A Goose Is A Horse - Ivor Kallin - Ivor Kallin|
"A Goose is a Horse" finds Scottish improviser Ivor Kallin using field recordings as a basis for vocal improvisations. These range from an extended raga-like vocal workout to the surprisingly hypnotic strains of a concrete pumper, to a lilting tune on the Cal Mac Ferry, and a bizarre rant on the London Underground by his pseudonymous poetic creation Ambrosia Rasputin. Release includes PDF booklet of notes and images...
Keywords: vocal; experimental; scottish; avant garde; harmonium; improv; free improvisation; Ivor Kallin
|Estigate - Colin Webster and Graham Dunning - Colin Webster and Graham Dunning|
Linear Obsessional Recordings are excited to present this extraordinary duo- featuring textural recordings of extended technique saxophone and turntable with specially recorded dubplates. "Estigate" is a thrillingly original recording. Colin Webster: Tenor and baritone saxophones Graham Dunning: Turntable, mixer and dubplates. Recorded on 12th January and 15th August 2012 in a storage facility in South London...
Keywords: free improv; improvisation; saxophone; turntables; dubplates; linear obsessional; graham dunning; colin webster
|Berlin Toy Bazaar - Steve Beresford, Anna Homler, Richard Sanderson - Steve Beresford, Anna Homler, Richard Sanderson|
This album is a high quality live recording of an improvised performance recorded in Berlin in 2003. The trio of Californian experimental vocalist Anna Homler and British free improvisers Steve Beresford and Richard Sanderson first met at the Copenhagen Festival of Experimental Music in 1999 in a concert of "Toys 'n' Noise" put together by the toy player Martin Klapper. They have continued to play together whenever possible and have played at the London Musicians' Collective International Festiv...
Keywords: improv; free improvisation; toys; steve beresford; richard sanderson; anna homler; experimental; extended technique
|Mantra Gora -Tasos Stamou and Adrian Northover - Tasos Stamou and Adrian Northover|
In the second in a series of duo releases, Linear Obsessional brings together Greek improvisor and circuit bender Tasos Stamou with UK free saxophonist Adrian Northover for a series of short interactions. Playful and sometimes startling these pieces run through a surprising series of atmospheres and moods, from modal drone explorations, to far-out collisions of brittle electronics and circular breathing crescendos...
Keywords: saxophones; electronics; circuit bending; digital horn; free improv; improvisation; duos; Linear Obsessional; London; Athens; experimental